Barbara is backing a campaign by the charity Prostate Cancer UK aimed at ensuring men with prostate cancer receive the best possible care and support.
The Quality Checklist is a best practice guide for men and clinicians. It sets out 15 standards for care and support that men with prostate cancer should expect to receive from local health services. The local cancer network in Greater Manchester comes out well in comparison with other areas of the country but there is some room for improvement.
Barbara is calling on the local organisations involved with the provision of health services to adopt the standards in the new guide, to make sure that men with prostate cancer in Salford are receiving the highest levels of care and support possible.
“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Prostate Cancer UK tells us that the care and support available to men with this cancer varies across England. It is good to know our cancer network scores well in comparison with services in other areas of England, but there is always room for improvement.
“Men in Salford with prostate cancer have the right to the best care and support available. That is why I have pledged my support to Prostate Cancer UK’s quality checklist, to continue to improve the outcomes for men with prostate cancer.
“I am calling on our local NHS Hospital Trusts, Salford’s Clinical Commissioning Group and Salford City Council to look at adopting all 15 standards from the checklist. I hope this will help to ensure the best outcomes possible for men across Salford who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.”
To view the Quality Checklist please visit www.prostatecanceruk.org/qualitycare